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to bill clinton as well. woodward was threatened by unnamed senior staffer. turns out to be gene sperling. we have the e-mails. looks to me like woodward hyped that claim. he responds to gene sperling's line that he repeated there, you will regret to reported this by saying, gene, you never have to apologize to me. martha: look at that one, tucker, we have the new e-mail, which maybe, released at this point to show, oh it was no big deal. there was no threat going on because look what bob woodward said in response. he said, gene, you do not ever have to apologize to me. you get wound up because you're making your points and you believe them. this is all part of a serious discussion. i for one welcome a little heat. there should be more give the importance. i also welcome your personal advice. i'm listening. i they you have lived all of this. my partial advantage i talked extensively with all involved for the book that woodward wrote. i'm traveling and will try to reach you after 3:00 p.m. today. what i see, tucker, basically he doesn't want to burn any bridges here. >> right. martha: he w
the next step in the process of picking a new pope, a historic day. and president clinton's welfare reform was considered one of his most successful pieces of legislation. today we'll debate why our current administration is trying to repeal part of the plan in part, this is how the critics phrased it, that requires work for the benefits. now, the administration has a different story on this, lou dobbs is going to update us and we'll walk through it next. ♪ that's the way you do ♪ ♪ dad, i'd put that down. ah. 4g, huh? verizon 4g lte. 700 megahertz spectrum, end-to-end, pure lte build. the most consistent speeds indoors or out. and, obviously, astonishing throughput. obviously... you know how fast our home wifi is? yeah. this is basically just asast. oh. and verizon's got more fast lte coverage than all other networks combined. it's better. yes. oh, why didn't you just say that? huh-- what is he doing? all right that's a fifth-floor probleok.. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching
-presidents get a fortune. bill clinton was on tv not too long ago. he is worth about $220 million. he does not need our money. members of congress, they could pay half of their -- or even more than half of their medical insurance. they could pay for their staff from what they get. it is just not right. i am a publican, a former democrat, a former -- an independent. i am where i should be. i want less government. i want limited government. they are talking about taking money away from important things. by the way, can't david -- camp david shaw -- camp david should be gotten rid of. host: key housesitter -- conservatives say they can support measure to fund the government. host: that is a little bit about the budget process which we will be hearing about a lot more in the coming weeks as march 2 seven it's closer. an article in the wall street journal this morning, texas pardon -- tax stand -- tax stances harden. host: the next call comes from bradley. and independent. the sequester take effect tomorrow. caller: i just wanted to call in to point out that in the documentary, he saw this happ
and he was budget director for bill clinton. >>> time now 4:42, brentwood superintendent is out of a job. he was fired two days after being put on administrative leave. he there was -- there was a public outcry for not firing somebody for kicking a child and was allowed to still teach. >>> a fatal shooting left three people dead. can you see that? you see these? >> now in that video he is seen carrying several $100 bills. he is accused of shooting somebody in his car on the las vegas strip. the car then crashed into a taxi killing a passenger as well as the driver. >>> and she is no longer a person of interest. she was with harris at the time of the shooting. they are not saying why howard is no longer part of the investigation. >>> in the meantime, police may have released a picture and this picture released earlier this week is not of howard. it is of a girl who was a reality star on the bad girl's club. he said he had seen her but they have nod kept in contact. >>> she said a new academy of cadets graduate in a few weeks and that's one of the most diverse said by mayor jean quan. >> i
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live. only tell god. >> i told president clinton met. stick to your live. i still would have said, "that is not made it." stop it right there. no, that was not made. always stick to your live. tavis: how did you and jerry seinfeld get to be good friends? >> we would get together, and i said, "he looks like he is going to make a lot of money. this is a true story. about 1980. there was one of those ladies. i said, let's go in there and mess with this lady. i said, "you are coming with me." i gave the $85, and she said, "you are going to make a lot of money." i said, "now you go. and he said, "i am not going." she looked at his hands, and she said, "i thought he was going to make a lot of money. you are going to make a lot of money." we are looking for her now. when i do well, i am blessed. that is why i am the most successful black comedian in the world, ever. it is not how much money you make. it is how you enjoy your life. i get to know people like you. i have been to the white house. i have been all over the world. tavis: they let you in the white house? >> have you been in the
says he was threatened. listen to this from lanny davis, former advisor to president clinton. >> that exact thing happened to me and i haven't spoken of this before. stuart: that's quite a threat made by the administration to lanny davis. that's the obama administration to lanny davis. what are you reading between the lines, charles? charles: you know, it's interesting when people come out and start to be honest about things, you know, no one has a better -- lanny has a tremendous reputation. bob woodward has a great reputation. and it's interesting that the media is so focused on the disintegration of the republican party, but they are starting to be there a little bit of friction between the democratic party as well. stuart: i think the media will start pushing back now. they are going after their own. liz: it is also reminiscent remember before the election last year david axelrod reportedly threatening gallup for publishing unfavorable poll results about the president. and the department of justice threatening to sue gallup essentially because they possibly mischarged the
clinton to task for embracing yasser arafat's wife. and yasser arafat took mel gibson to task and also took renee zellweger to task. took the school newspaper at at high school to task. really, really haitz anti-semitism. some of those seem like an overreyak but he feels like he is standing up for a group whenever he feels they are unfairly ma lined. >> assemblyman dove dressed up for a party dressed up in blackface makeup, an afro wig and an orange jersey. [ laughter ] >> jon: what? >> not that it really matters but that is poorly done blackface. he doesn't look like a basketball player but a jew that went on a cruise without a hair product. what possible excuse do you have for do this? >> it was purim. it's when people get dressed up and try to look different and try to be different. >> jon: really, purim. what it's purim. everyone knows on purim you get to be racist. [ laughter ] black history what now? i'm sorry i interrupted you. you were digging a deeper hole. >> on purim people dress up as arabs. everything you can imagine. >> jon: that's not helping. it's purim. you are going t
to states. a man was arrested at dallas -- at dulles airport. he had been close to the clintons administration and have worked with the bush administration. he was -- close to the clinton administration and worked with the bush demonstration. he is doing 23 years in prison. what would be the prospect the someone's gets back into the country and, -- someone gets back into the country and, from a political standpoint, they are all rest -- he starts talking about -- their arrest could be politically embarrassing. what if you have someone working closely with the president. we had a member of a known terrorist organization meeting in the white house last year it even though secretary napolitano could not answer that she even knew that was happening when it was in the papers. by the time she gets into the city and she says he was vetted 3 tons. there are things that could be proven so politically embarrassing that if somebody gets back into the lead to states, someone might look for a way to see that they never testify. we are talking hypothetically. i would like to know what of the
, president reagan cut taxes kept on spending, never balanced a budget. you and president clinton raised taxes, kept on spending, balanced the budget and grew the economy in both sides. but this president can't spend. he can't raise taxes and he's accused of being against pro growth. >> exactly. actually, we have a president who is completely constrained. whether you think he's bold enough or whatever he's doing we've got republicans right-wing republicans right now who are basically calling the shots. they're in the house of representatives, and they don't care what the public thinks because their major competitors in the next election are not going to be right wing republicans in the primaries they have safe districts. they have safe districts because they're gerrymandered their way into safety. that's the fundamental problem we're facing. >> john: we only have a minute left but in his column today dan gross in the daily beast the deficit has shrunk by $84 billion. people don't seem to know or care. does that tie in a another piece that he you wrote. showdown fatigue. >> people don't want to
what i have seen so far, i don't think any of them are going to beat hillary clinton. >> short and sweet answer. john, what about you? >> the think that marco rubio has a -- actively engaged in the world. it's a responsible adult world view and i think he would be an excellent contender for the white house and his personal story is so compelling, that i think that voter also really like him. >> we often talk about how hillary clinton, getting into the rice would change it on the democratic side. but it will be interesting to talk as we go forward about how it will change things on the republican side. thanks, gentlemen. good to see you. >>> checking the news feed this morning, this hour the army private accused of leaking classified documents to wikileaks. he wanted to spark a domestic debate on the role of our military and foreign policy in general. he has now faced 22 criminal charges that include aiding the enemy and reportedly plans to plead guilty to some of the lesser charges. >>> mississippi police are investigating the murder of a man running for mayor in clar clarksdal
back to the clinton white house when he worked there at that time and he's not the type -- he likes to talk, as you point out, but he doesn't make any brutal threats, anything along those lines or anything like that. bob wood dlds ward, one of the premier, if not the premier washington journal reporters. we invited them, by the way, to come in here to "the situation room" and have a little peacemaking session and they declined. good news coming out of all of this, gene sperling will be candy crowley's guest on the state of the union address. we'll tie up all of the loose ends at the same time. both very, very good guys, gene sperling and bob woodward and i'm sure before too long the two of them will be having dinner at a fansing washington here in washington making nice to each other. >> reporter: over an expensive bottle of wine, yes. >> thanks jessica yellin for that. >>> now we turn to the history making events at the vatican. where pope benedict xvi no longer is the leader of the 1.2 billion roman catholics. his resignation the first of any pope in nearly 600 years took effect a
the aircraft carriers that i need or even bill clinton, saying that i am not going to attack saddam hussein's intelligence headquarters as he did when clinton was president, because in some budget document under the constitution, the president and his commander in chief, we now have the president going because of this piece of paper in this agreement and i can't do what i need to do to protect the country. that is a kind of madness that i have not seen in a long time. >> bob woodward is a different understanding of how money works on the rest of us. in other words, if you don't have the money, you have to figure out how to adjust. that is a nice little sentiment that somehow ronald reagan would've been able to adjust and make money appear out of thin air and pay for things. but to send out an aircraft carrier, it costs a certain amount of money and everything else that goes into it. as part of the whole strategy, the resources that we have available, what will should we do to make decisions about where to spend that money. some of the money is now able to be spent so that the next group of
hour. democratic strategist, a former clinton adviser. dick morris, co-author of "here come the black helicopters" and returning star parker founding president of urban renewal and education. welcome. dick morris, explain to me this. detainees being pushed out. the world is going to hell in a handbag. the military can't function. kids won't eat, they won't be able to go to school. what is obama thinking he's accomplishing with all this gloom and doom. >> he knows he'll lose the sequester fight because congress does better than nothing any other institution on earth. the sequester takes effect. the reason he's making a big fight or sequester he knows his $300 billion of tax increases are going to mess up the economy. he knows that your optimistic projections are not going to happen because of his tax policies. so what he's doing is inventing this boogieman, 85 billion of sequester. it won't be 300 billion of taxes or 200 on payroll or 70 on rich or capital gains. 85 million of cuts. >> spending terms 45, less than that. so small, it's so small it is one quarter of 1% of gdp. so you're
with the idea that welfare reform passed by republican controlled congress and signed by president clinton was a huge success. the number of people on welfare dropped you from 12.2 million to 5.2 million in a decade. president clinton wrote in "new york times" op-ed. at the time i was widely criticized by liberals who thought the work requirements were too harsh and conservatives thought the work requirements too generous. 60% of mothers that left welfare found work far surpassing predictions of experts. this past summer the obama administration department health and human services dropped the requirement of that reform. they did so without the required approval of congress. >> this is a major expansion of executive authority, if it is legal. if it is legal, it is it's the teeniest loophole they are driving a truck through. >> why did the administration do it? one of the nation's leading scholars on welfare says it boils down to an argument between two schools of thought. those who think welfare recipients should seek work and versus those who lost the 1996 battle, one who thinks welfare r
to fight childhood obesity. it's her signature program. so today, she flew to clinton, mississippi, to congratulate school officials for offering healthful meals to the students. mississippi has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation, but among elementary students it has dropped by 13% recently. dr. jon lapook sat down with the first lady there today. jon. >> reporter: scott, one big problem here in mississippi is that most parents of obese kids don't realize that their kids are obese. in fact, despite recent improvement, 41% of public school kids are either overweight or obese, yet only 15% of parents say their kids are overweight or obese. i asked the first lady about that. >> well, we still have work to do, and that's one of the reasons why we're focusing on information and providing information, stronger communication for parents so that they have the information they need to make the healthy choice, the easier and affordable choice. >> reporter: what do you do about the kid who's home, he's watching tv or she's watching tv and there are junk food commercials being push
at all of the academic studies that had been done. you look at the studies funded by the clinton administration. they could not find evidence. >> let me give you some. >> you said what you said let me answer you. in 1996, as you know there was a her ren does mass shooting in us trail industrial australia. do you know how many shootings there have been since then? >> it depends on how you define them. do you know how many there have been since they brought in the ban? >> okay. do you now how many there have been in new zealand? >> you are going to say it is zero. >> how many have there been. >> i just said. >> how many have there been since 1996? >> you are going to let me talk for a second. >> answer the question. >> i have said. >> a couple of times i said the way you define it it is zero. >> just to clarify. >> no, sir. >> you agree with me in a country that brought in extensive gun control and gun bans following 18 mass shootings with 35 people slaughtered, there have been zero mass shootings. >> no, you have mate many factual state many ments let me respond. >> you are going
to the clinton gore era when they were investigated for representing out the lincoln bedroom for big huge donations to the democratic party. it's a big deal. no less than common cause which is one of the most prominent campaign finance watch groups in the country calling out the grass roots on the left to demand that the president shut down ofa and president go back to the drawing board. >> let's get facts from allegations. is the president and his staff offering access to him face-to-face access. what i heard was if you donate $500,000, half a million dollars you get to meet with the president monthly or every other month or something like that. is that happening? >> the white house says absolutely. no ofa isn't really talking about much of this reporting in the first place. do they talk about making the president accessible, getting together, perhaps, at a dinner or a luncheon and things like that? that's sort of the way this kind of big contribution to outside groups has worked ever since they tried to reform it back in the 1990s. it hasn't happened yet we're told. when the organizatio
. >> the problem is it assumes people who lust pigs are somehow wrong. that angers me. i am a huge bill clinton fan. what he has done has worked not just as a president, but humanitarian stuff is incredible. ism to erase a group is i'm hour tall. immortal. >> keep me out of this one. >> bestiality, nothing to say. >> nada. >> what do you have to hide? >> what are you hiding? >> do you live on a farm? >> i do, actually. >> that's on the farm now we know what is going on in your weekend. >> and he has wild boar on the farm. >> speaking of wild boars, final thoughts? >> we took the time and i have nothing to say. do you have four hours? it is about bestiality. come back and i will say more. have you read my blog? >> we will come back with a wrap up.
go back to the government shutdowns in the clinton years where they say, the scatle buries canned afford a christmas tree this christmas. they love this story, and it is usually blatantly lying and emotionally manipulative and it's the sort of thing where people goes you know what, think i'd rather watch jeopardy. there's more facts on that show. >> neil: oh. will, to the corner, at one point today tenant liesingly close to an all-time high, but is it nothing but a sugar high? what does us mean when it happens in >> neil: not today. still shy of an all-time high but we got close. the dow seeing green for the month of february nevertheless and has been -- investors celebrating. market watcher larry is worry else is driving this. and melissa is in texas. larry, your sense of whatever will propel us to that record high -- it's when, not if -- is all the wrong stuff. explain. >> well, investors were remind not to focus on the number, whether it's the dow or the s&p. instead focus on the fundamentals can the foundation of the economy. why were there and what is the support for that ral
with the press in president clinton impeach. considers the e-mail inappropriate and says some of the columns from the "washington times" prompted similar threats. >> i was told most threatened by the editor if he continues to run my columns he would lose, the reporters would lose white house credentials. that is unfortunate. it is. >> the bogs of national journal described a run-in with the official. >> woodward was granted broad unfettered access to the white house in first term. hard to dispute he is under attack in the second. >> former advisor and 2008 campaign manager david plouffe hammered woodward as has-been in a tweet last night. watching woodward in the last two days is imagining my idol schmidt pitching again. perfection gained once is rarely repeated. plenty of reporters have received angry call and e-mail from the staff and it began long before he was elect and never stopped. what is surprise manage in this case it's finally woodward and this time he went public with it. >> bret: you and i have both received e-mails like that. >> sure. >> bret: we have heard stories about this white
for a long time. they've known each other back this the clinton days when gene sperling was a prominent white house budget official. i don't think so. i don't think so. i know gene sperling. conspiracy of all he's 5'6" or 5'7". he's not going to bring it at you that way. he's clearly saying you would regret this in terms of your future reputation as a journalist. he's right. woodward got that wrong and that's really what can't be lost here. when woodward said that obama moved the goal post, he's dead wrong and doesn't understand the situation. >> michael: explain that. explain what he's wrong there in terms of the facts. major news outlets are not reporting the facts that were "r" wrong. what are they? >> it's a little bit technical but i'll try. i guess woodward's understanding of the sequestration was that as you recall this legislation called for the creation of a super committee right? the congressional super committee, six from each party to get together and to try to come up with some cuts. and if they didn't come up with some cuts, then these sequestration cuts would kick in--excuse me
over each other] [talking over each other] >> when you had bill clinton and newt gingrich, he stood strong. speaker boehner is not strong. lou: i hate to leave it there, but we are out of time. thank you all on the "a-team." we thank you for being with us. we are going to be talking about nininininininininininistration . it you may rest assured. we thank you for being with us tonight speak ill because of you, mr. president, i think the republicans just called your bluff. welcome, everybody. i am neil cavuto. before the president tries to scare us on these cuts, he might take a good look at republicans to give him the power to avoid these cuts. not with more cuts, but different cuts. not because he says republicans are forcing him to make these cuts. they are not. they are offeringto give him broader authority to cut what he sees appropriate within given department. not what the president says has been rammedown his throat through sequestration. i cannot stress enough how big of a de this is, my friends. he already has this option, but he is just not using it. within the department o
, but it's a very close to the clinton administration and worked with the bush administration and yet we find out he was involved in supporting terrorism internationally, surrogates arrested in noticing 23 years of prison. i'm asking what could be the prospect that somebody get back in the country and from a political standpoint, their arrest could potentially, like 79 if he started talking about the people he worked with on capitol hill, the people he met with then work with obviously would be very politically very same. what if you have hypothetically someone working closely with the president. we know we had a number of a known terrorist organization he did in the white house last year, even as secretary napolitano is sitting where you are could not answer she even if i was happening when it is in the papers. by the time she gets to the senate, she said the check was fÊted three times. there were things that could end up high politically proving if somebody gets back in the 90s state, someone might look for a way to see they never testify. we are talking hypothetically, but i wanted
. jenna: well, a new debate over welfare to work. seventeen years after president clinton signed the bill into law, critics arguing that waivers will increase government dependency. is that the case? we're going to report, you can decide. >>> also, growing outrage after a decision to release thousands of illegal immigrants from detention centers across this country. today there's some new calls for answers. texas republican michael mccall joins us live. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. you don't decide when vegetables reach the peak of perfection. the vegetables do. at green giant, we pk vegetables onl
what is going to call the oranges and maintenance budget. during the clinton years, when i was a brigade operations officer in fort bragg we felt the cuts there because we didn't have enough money to repair parts for your equipment. did you not have enough for ammunition so you can go out and properly certify and train your crews and artillery officer so these things are going to be felt in the united states military. which if you understand the preeminent responsibility of the federal government to provide for the defense so we can have the lib bertie for the people. and it was for the budget and the democrats and republicans voted nobody wanted to see the 30 million wasted. why can't we did that with all the other incredible waste in this town. >> well, it's interesting to say, you would think that a guy that served 22 years in the united states military sitting on armed house services committee he would look at it as a sacred cow. here is something near and dear to me, i have relatives in the military, but we could find saving. if we had every member of the senate and ho
at the studies funded by the clinton administration. they could not find any evidence that those types of bans -- >> let me give you some, let me give you some. let me give you some, mr. lott, you just said what you said, let me answer you. in 1996, as you know there was a horrible mass shooting in australia, 35 people killed. they brought in extensive gun control and bans in australia, in the ten-year period leading up to that there were 18 mass shootings in australia, do you know how many there have been since the gun ban has been brought in? >> depends how you define them, i know how you define them. >> very easy to define, more than four people. do you know how many were in australia since they brought in the gun ban? >> 1996. >> you know how many in new zealand? >> how many -- >> you're going to say searzero >> how many mass shootings have there been in a country before they had a massacre and changed their laws -- how many of their been since 1996? >> now you're going to let me talk for a second. >> answer the question. >> i just did. >> how many since 1996. >> i have already said the co
represent a significant change from that of the first obama administration and secretary clinton? >> well, i couldn't say it's a huge leap because it's consistent with what the administration has been doing already for a year. the 60 million that secretary kerry has said will be allocated to these programs builds on $50 million that was already allocated for similar programs provled in training the opposition that is the political opposition and giving them communications equipment and so forth. this new step, though is important because it will build capacity on the part of the co-locale counsels that are governing areas of syria that the regime is unlikely to return to this is the beginning of post-assad syria in places. it's essential that those governing in those areas and are responsible for the health and welfare of the people living there have the capacity to carry out those tasks and responsibilities. >> suarez: steven hide man, there was a public announcement, a widening of the materiel being sent over. what does this look like to you? >> i think it looks like more of an important s
in the obama administration since the first day, he was in the clinton administration for almost all eight years, he's known bob woodward for a really, really long time. >> two decades. >> these are two people at the top of their professions battling it out over a public issue. frankly i don't see the e-mail as anything that we should all be shocked or superconcerned about it. i mean, every one of us can produce an e-mail from a white house, it doesn't matter of which party, that is far more ominous than what woodward got. >> what do you think? >> i think the bigger picture is -- the woodward thing is fun to talk about for a couple of days but we're on the verge of the perfectly dysfunctional political equilibrium with the sequester that may perpetuate itself indefinitely. this is happening now, the budget stuff at the end of march where the government may run out of funding, you've got the debt limit again coming back in may or june. so, this is going to stretch on for months in this kind of dysfunction that's insane. >> and, of course, we've been talking about the pope. we have ten secon
in my political career, ronald reagan and bill clinton, where we had bipartisanship. we produced extraordinary political results. they didn't meet with congress the day after bad things happened. they met before bad things happened. so bad things didn't happen. i mean. >> steve: good point. >> it's a question of blame or leadership. we're heavy on one and short on the other. >> steve: you're exactly right. phil gramm from the great state of texas, he's the gramm in gramm rudman. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> steve: see, we lived through it in the '80s. well, you thought this was bad? turns out paying for this federal employee's vegas bubble bath was one of the cheapest conferences federal taxpayers picked up. we're going to show you the bill that just came in. plus, one of the oldest stories being told in a brand-new way. the bible brought to life by that hollywood power couple, mark burnett and roma downey, they explain how and why coming up next if youthen this willbrids arbe a nice surprise. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max come. c-max go. c-max give
and former president bill clinton. >>> shaping up to be another beautiful day in the bay area. which area may see the 70- degree mark. >>> and anticipation keeps growing over the future child of the duke and duchess of cambridge. pictures of what the royal baby may look like. >>> good morning. it's getting pretty crowded through downtown san jose and all over the bay area. we'll tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead. >>> photos are emerging of what the child of kate middleton and prince william could look like. these are pictures from a australian of the royal baby as a toddler. if the girl -- south african of the royal baby as a toddler. if the baby is a boy, he will likely resemble his father. and here is a picture of what the child could look like in his or her teenaged years if she's a girl, she may have dark hair and if he is a boy, he will likely inherit william's mouth and strong jawline. >>> pregnant women with morning sickness reportedly can get some relief. one out of every ten women has nausea bad enough to need medication. many decide not to take anything because
to return the top marginal rate that it was under president clinton, 39.6. that produces now in the 10-year window a certain amount of revenue. that is positive. the fact is, the loopholes we have identified are similar to some of the ones that the speaker of the house have identified, as worthy of closing, not good for the our tax code, not good for our economic fairness. those are the ones we believe should be closed. additionally, in our proposal we put forward a provision that could cap deductions at 28% for millionaires and billionaires that would produce a certain amount of revenue. a combination would achieve the level necessary of revenue as part of an overall deficit reduction package that, includes savings from entitlements. it would complete the job in getting $4 trillion deficit reduction over 10 years. that proposal, as the president made speaker boehner, most people recognize as an effort by the president to compromise, make tough choices for democrats. it is still on the table. we hope that the speaker would consider taking up that proposal. it was yesterday or the day before
independent study commissioned by the clinton justice department, the one just discussed, we were told it proved the last assault weapons ban had no affect on crime. that it proved it. mr. walsh, your testimony addresses that study. do the studies prove, as we have been told, that the assault weapons ban was ineffective? or do they show something else? >> if i may begin with the earlier 1990's-era study, the initial conclusion was that there was potentially up to a 6.7% reduction in gun murders as a result of the assault weapons ban and the high-capacity magazine bam. in subsequent analysis, the authors did not prove that was statistically significant here they were trying to be thoughtful and very precise about the amount of evidence they had. >> this was done only on one- year's data, because it was 1997. they said our best estimate is that the ban contributed to a decrease in total gun murders between 1994 and 1995. beyond what would have been expected in view of on going crime, demographic, and economic trends. that is a quote. i think this is very important. because you cannot pro
to control the white house for eight years and you have hillary clinton. at the very top we're having a problem. we have to figure out who are leader is going to be. again, i'm sorry. if george w. bush is president of the united states, if gerald ford is president of the united states, he picks up the phone and calls and says let's get the guy from jersey who has 74% approval rating. we want him in our party. and we want colin powell in our party. bring colin powell. he can talk about defense. figure it out. we need that strong leader that can expand and let everyone know that it's okay to have people inside the tent that you may not agree with 100% of the time. >> my advice to those folks if they want to be in that leadership role, they got to run. they got to get to iowa. they got to get to south carolina. they got to go to the early states and start building relationships. >> with a message that's also reflecting the shifting demographics of the country. people can't just believe that they're going to put a new face on an old set of messages and policies and be able to motivate and
in the clinton white house budget office, ryan lizza is a cnn contributor, washington correspondent for "the new yorker" and father edward beck is here with us to talk about who might be next. as much as i was poking fun at christiane and john allen, we'll talk about who realistically might be the next pope. we'll talk about it straight ahead. special coverage of the pope's final day will start at 10:00 a.m. eastern on cnn, chris cuomo and erin burnett and christiane amanpour will host the special report. >>> want to get to john berman with a look at the top stories. >>> new this morning $60 million that's how much additional aid the united states will provide the syrian opposition. secretary of state john kerry announced the details a short time ago in rome when he met with opposition leaders. the funds will be used to help local communities in liberated parts of syria by providing basic needs like food, shelter, sanitation. the goal of the aid is to help extend the rule of law and establish interim justice as needed in these newly liberated syrian territories. >>> democrats and republicans see
clinton said the u.s. will help syrian rebels with $60 million in nonlethal assistance. that is medical supplies and food that will go directly to syrian rebels for the very first time. aid does not include any weapons or armored vehicles. >>> bradley manning, the army private charged in the biggest leak of classified material in u.s. history is offering a guilty plea to 10 of 22 charges against him. manning would plead guilty sending00 of thoses of classified documents to the wikileaks website. if the judge accepts the plea, manning faces up to 20 years in prison. those are the latest headlines. i'm jamie colby. i will send it back to tracy. tracy: jamie colby, thanks very much. >> sure thing. tracy: concerns about spend having raised calls for a complete overhaul of the tax code. now there's talk that tax breaks like your 401(k) could be at risk but our next guest wrote a report expanding tax breaks to more americans and small businesses. she is the vice president and codirector of the economic studies at brookings institute. karen, thanks for being with us right now. you're thinking
a republican and bill clinton a democrat took on the toughest issues and together we worked forward for the benefit of our people and for the future of this country, and we made enormous strides in that regard, but it would not have happened had the president not become engaged, and at this point, the only engagement the president has made is to call for higher taxes and go out and campaign against those of us who are trying to sincerely address this problem. with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new hampshire. mrs. shaheen: mr. president, i come to the floor this afternoon to applaud the passage just a little while ago by the white house of the violence against women act. i want to also congratulate my colleagues, senator leahy, my neighbor from vermont, and senator crapo for -- who is here on the floor today for their leadership in getting this legislation passed so early in this session and for helping to see that it got shepherded through the house where it had been such -- so challenging. this is legislati
in the current administration and under president clinton where i'll note he helped guide our nation through one of the greatest periods of economic growth in america's history. mr. lew has also served in the u.s. department of state as deputy secretary for management and resources. mr. lew has demonstrated time and again that he has the experience and knowledge to help get the nation's economy back on track. we need a strong man at the helm to help tackle the many fiscal challenges facing our nation, and i believe jack lew is that man. just two days from now, on march 1, across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, will hit. $85 billion in federal spending will be sliced from thousands of programs, including medicare, rural development and early education. the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts the cuts will slow the economic recovery and result in another year of sluggish growth and high unemployment. i firmly believe we need to cut our debt and get our fiscal house in order. we know there are places to trim the fat. the american public knows that certainly. but we need
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